Mike Mony

Session drummer

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I’m a caring and honest musician with 20 years of experience. From touring around the world with my pop punk band, to playing dance hall reggae in the Bahamas. I put everything into my drum tracks / live performance and have been involved in multiple different project in many different genres.

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Interview with Mike Mony

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My old band Kapowski made an ep in my studio that has great songs with really well thought out drum parts. The ep is called “The Lodge”.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A funk tune for artist Justin Lane.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Dan Kanopka

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will give it my all!

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: Some people think I only like certain genres that I grew up playing (pop punk/hardcore). But but I a super wide range of music I love to play.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What are you gonna do with this song when it’s finished?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: I’m very thankful that you would consider me and I’m gonna deliver exactly what your song is missing!

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My dw kick drums, Orange County snare, Gibraltar thrown, meinl hi hats, and my 20in byzance extra thin hammered crash.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I’ve been playing drums in and out of bands for 20 years. Fairly new to the session drumming online world, but I believe it’s the future of studio musicians. Especially after 2020.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Very dynamic with deep pockets.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Probably Gary Clark Jr. his musical style fits what I like to play the most.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: If someone hires you, the goal is to make that person absolutely stoked on the final product.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Blues, hip hop, reggae, funky stuff.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I want what’s best for the song. I’m a real team player with a good ear for music.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring the track to life!

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I’m the type of person that will obsess over a track before recording it. How ever long it takes to be happy with my drum parts and to make my clients happy with what I do.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I ain’t gonna lie, my studio room is amazing. It’s a cedar wall, carpeted, a frame, live room of my apt above a 3 car garage. It’s ideal for tracking drums. I couldn’t imagine a better sounding room. In my apt (the lodge), I have multiple drum kits of different sizes for whatever a track may need. Meinl cymbals all day. I have telefunken overhead mics. Shure mics on the kit. The mics are running through my model 12 mixer. It’s a simple set up, and the sound is amazing!

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Ash Soan. He’s really mastered session drumming from a home studio. I’m also super inspired by Yussef Dayes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Lettuce
  • Ari Lennox
Gear Highlights
  • DW drums / Meinl cymbals
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